Hudson Valley Utility Companies Staff Up Ahead Of The Storm
The utility companies that cover the Hudson Valley are getting ready for another dose of snow. The forecast is calling for anywhere from 6-12 inches so they need to be ready for the fourth Nor'easter in March. The area utility companies received criticism they weren't prepared for previous storms.
LoHud reports that more than 1,000 additional workers have already been called in in case things get ugly. Central Hudson will have an additional 500 workers ready to go. That number includes around 140 tree workers and 200 line workers. Orange and Rockland Utility has around 475 additional workers on hand. Consolidated Edison has 350 and New York State Electric and Gas have over 100.
Crews from Alabama and Mississippi came to town for the other storms and never left in case they were needed. All this prep for snow on the very first day of spring. That mother nature has a great sense of humor!